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Palm kernel expellers as an alternative ingredient in growing pig diets

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
J. Choe, J.H. Cho, J.N. Kim, B. Kim, S. Kim, J.J. Lee, D. Mun, S. Oh, Y. Kim, H.B. Kim & M. Song Page: 1156 - 1163

This study evaluated the effects of palm kernel expellers in growing diets on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, and carcass and meat quality characteristics of growing-finishing pigs. A total of 88 growing pigs were randomly assigned to two dietary treatment groups.…

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Effect of natural zeolite on live weight changes, ruminal fermentation and nitrogen metabolism of ewe lambs

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
J.A. Roque-Jiménez, J.M. Pinos-Rodríguez, R. Rojo-Rubio, G.D. Mendoza, A. Vazquez, J.A. Cayetano De Jesus & H.A. Lee-Rangel Page: 1148 - 1155

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of natural zeolite on the performance and nitrogen metabolism of Rambouillet ewe lambs. Forty Rambouillet ewe lambs with an initial weight of 41.06 ± 3.9 kg were randomly assigned to…

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Supranutritional supplementation of vitamin E influences mitochondrial proteome profile of post-mortem longissimus lumborum from feedlot heifers

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
C. Zhai, S.P. Suman, M.N. Nair, S. Li, X. Luo, C.M. Beach, B.N. Harsh, D.D. Boler, A.C. Dilger & D.W. Shike Page: 1140 - 1147

Supplementation of vitamin E improves beef colour stability by minimizing lipid oxidation-induced myoglobin oxidation. Mitochondria affect myoglobin redox stability, and dietary vitamin E influences mitochondrial functionality in skeletal muscles. Nonetheless, the influence of vitamin E on the mitochondrial proteome of…

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Application of immunocastration in a commercial Dohne Merino ram flock before weaning (Technical note)

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
T. Needham, H. Lambrechts & L.C. Hoffman Page: 1115 - 1120

The influence of pre-weaning immunocastration on the growth, incidences of reaction to vaccination, serum testosterone concentration and slaughter performance of ram lambs was determined and compared to that of physically castrated lambs. Immunocastration was performed using two doses of 2…

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Dried brewers’ grain as a replacement for soybean meal on nutrient digestibility and rumen parameters of cattle

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
A. Faccenda, M.A. Zambom, A.S. Avila, T. Fernandes, M.M. Stum, J. Garcias, R.C.R. Tinini & A.L.G. Dias Page: 1093 - 1098

The objective of this study was to determine the effect of replacing soybean meal with dried brewers’ grains (DBG) in intake and digestibility of the nutrients and the ruminal parameters of cattle. Four ruminal cannulated Jersey oxen with initial body…

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Growth performance, fatty acid profile and lipid oxidative stability of breast muscle in chickens fed probiotics and antibiotics or their mixture

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
N.R. Abdulla, A.B. Sabow, H.L. Foo, T.C. Loh & A.M. Zamri Page: 1082 - 1092

This study assessed the effects of dietary supplementation of probiotics, antibiotics and an antibiotic-probiotics mixture on growth performance of broilers, and the fatty acid profile and oxidative stability of broiler breast muscle.  A total of 480 one-day-old broiler chicks (Cobb…

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Forage quality and performance of sheep in Massai grass pastures managed at pre-grazing canopy heights

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
J.V. Emerenciano Neto, G.S. Difante, Â.M.Q. Lana, H.R. Medeiros, E.M. Aguiar, D.B. Montagner & J.S. Souza Page: 1066 - 1081

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of pasture height at pre-grazing of Massai grass on the quality of available forage, forage intake and the performance of lambs raised for meat production. The treatments consisted of four…

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Prediction of foal individual primal cuts yield using video image analysis

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
J.M. Lorenzo, C.M. Guedes, N. Zdolec, M.V. Sarriés, D. Franco, P. De Palo, V. Muchenje & S.R. Silva Page: 1057 - 1065

The aim of this work was to use video image analysis (VIA) technology to predict the individual primal cuts of the equine carcass. For this study, a total of 42 foal carcasses were dissected into eight primal cuts (shoulder, top…

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The comparison of three media on the in vitro maturation rate of pig oocytes

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
G.M. Pyoos, A.M. Maqhashu, M.M. Scholtz & T.L. Nedambale Page: 1026 - 1031

In vitro embryo production in pigs remains a challenging obstacle, given the high rate of polyspermy following in vitro fertilization. Improving the efficiency of successful in vitro maturation, which leads to sequential in vitro fertilization and culture, augments the need…

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Effect of zinc and probiotics supplementation on performance and immune organs morphology in heat stressed broilers

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
M. Shah, H. Zaneb, S. Masood, I. Khan, A. Sikandar, S. Ashraf, H.F. Rehman, M.M. Usman, F.A. Khan, H. Amanullah & H. Rehman Page: 1017 - 1025

The dietary supplementation of trace minerals and probiotics has long been practiced to reduce the harmful effects of high environmental temperature in poultry. The study aimed to assess the effect of single or combined supplementation of ZnSO4•H2O and probiotic (Protexin®)…

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Influence of dietary supplementation of ginger powder at different levels on growth performance, haematological profiles, slaughter traits and gut morphometry of broiler chickens

  • 2018
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 48
R.S. Shewita & A.E. Taha Page: 997 - 1008

The present investigation was performed to determine the impact of the dietary inclusion of ginger powder (Zingiber officinale) on the growth performance, immune response, slaughter traits, blood biochemistry and gut morphology of broiler chickens. One hundred and eighty unsexed broiler…

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Characterization of seminal plasma constituents of unimproved indigenous and Tankwa goats

  • 2018
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 48
F.V. Ramukhithi, K.A. Nephawe, K.C. Lehloenya, M.M. Seshoka, T. Jonker, A. Kotze, T.C. Chokoe & T.L. Nedambale Page: 943 - 953

The aim of the study was to characterize and compare seminal plasma constituents of unimproved indigenous and Tankwa goats. In this study, unimproved indigenous (11) and Tankwa (11) goats were used. Their average age was 3 ± 0.8 years and…

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